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Offline Ingarsby73

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Travels in Middle Earth
« on: August 21, 2020, 08:52:17 PM »
Hello All,

I've been painting miniatures for years but have only started posting pictures of some recently on the super Wargaming in Middle Earth group on Facebook.

I thought I'd put a few on here too, as my first outting on LAF.

I'd been looking for figures that caught some of my mental images of Tolkien's world for a long time. There were the odd metal figures that were perfect, like Mark Copplestone's wonderful Wizard. Then along came the Oathmark and Warlord plastic goblins, and the fantastic Victrix Dark Age plastics. And 5 months of lockdown. So I got busy chopping, glueing and painting.

Here's a representative sample: that Copplestone wizard; a Reaper ogre doubling as a troll with some Oathmark/Warlord goblins with a variety of additions; Victrix Dark Age plastics turned into Rohirrim; and Victrix Gallic Warriors turned into Dunlendings.

The main influences are fairly clear I suspect - Angus McBride and Victor Ambrus.


Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 09:01:43 PM »
Those are all very well done, I really like your take on LotR and choice of models! I haven’t been a fan of the Warlord orcs, but I like how you (and some other recent posts by others) have mixed the pieces with Oathmark and historical plastics. I might have to give it a try myself! Thanks for posting your work, I’m looking forward to seeing more!

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 09:07:24 PM »
They look great  8)

Offline Roo

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 09:14:17 PM »
Lovely work.  To my mind Tolkien would recognise his creations in 28mm...keep them coming.  Along with the other LAF threads much to admire and be inpired by.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2020, 11:34:09 PM »
Great stuff!

I really like that orc with the halberd in particular - and those Dunlendings look fantastic!

Offline LouieN

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2020, 12:45:12 AM »
Love the Rohan.  All are good. 

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2020, 04:06:57 AM »
Great vision, great execution. I particularly like your take on the Dunlendings.
Rick, The Grumpy Gnome

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/

Offline James Morris

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2020, 08:31:14 AM »
Great to see these guys on LAF too!  I particularly like your repurposed Victrix minis.

Offline Ogrob

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2020, 08:45:07 AM »
Welcome to the forum! Great work on all these guys.

Offline AKULA

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2020, 09:56:12 AM »
Great job on the figures

Welcome to LAF

 :)

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2020, 11:01:13 AM »
A lovely introduction. I look forward to seeing more.

Mark.

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2020, 06:35:49 PM »
They really capture the feel of LOTR.

As others have said please keep coming and post more pics.

Offline PaulRPetri

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2020, 07:23:41 PM »
Excellent work!! The orcs look just how I think of them.

Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2020, 08:45:19 AM »
Thanks for the kind words folks.

Next then, some elves. Noldor and Nandor, made principally from Victrix Dark Age plastics, with a few additions from Perry and GW. All very much inspired by Victor Ambrus's illustrations in the "Tolkien Bestiary".

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2020, 09:02:30 AM »
Great work on these. Your painting style works very well for the LotR setting, I like it very much.

 

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